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Federal budget: While the national debt needs addressing, "the most vulnerable should not carry the burden of solving this challenge," says statement from ecumenical group of Christian leaders.
We say: This document should dispel any notion that Trump is a fighter for “the forgotten Americans.”
Federal budget: A $1.1 trillion spending bill has maintained or increased funding for some of the ecumenical group's priorities, keeping poverty and hunger in the conversation -- for now.
Commentary: When politicians like Paul Ryan oppose modest efforts to raise a federal minimum wage, charity is not enough to fill the gap created by the economy.